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Immigration Nerds Talk About the Week in Immigration
August 2, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we're joined by Erickson Immigration Group senior attorney Storm Estep to discuss recent policy updates from the week of July 15 - July 24. Storm explains H.R. 1044 and the companion bill in the Senate, new asylum rules and ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About Life at the Border, a First Person Perspective
July 25, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we are joined by Taylor Gibson, a law clerk with Erickson Immigration Group. Taylor recently spent a week volunteering with unaccompanied minors at the border. Through her account, we enter the lives and stories of those separated from their ...

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The Immigration Nerds Talk to AAJC About Influencing Immigration and Advocating to Congress
July 18, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we talk to Megan Essaheb, the Director of Immigration Advocacy at Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Megan shares AAJC's advocacy and legislative work, including their long-term efforts to introduce and influence policy. She also explains their partnerships and outreach response ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About Job Seeking Strategies for International Students in the US
July 12, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we talk to Marcelo Barros, an international student career expert and the founder of the International Advantage. Throughout our conversation, Marcelo shares his insights and the advice he relays to students to help them achieve their professional goals with ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk to Rachel Levitan of HIAS
June 27, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we talk to Rachel Levitan the Vice President, International Programs at HIAS. Rachel shares HIAS's history, their efforts to support the current immigrant and refugee experience, and how individuals can help, too.

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Immigration Nerds Talk About the 2020 Census
June 21, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds Podcast, we sit down with EIG attorney Jeremy Dumetz and talk about the hotly debated "citizenship" question the Trump administration is pushing for in the 2020 Census. Jeremy and EIG Media Producer Ian Gaines talk about the history of the ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About the Brexit Summer Calendar
June 14, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, EIG legal writer Kahn T. Branch previews the summer of Brexit.  We discuss Theresa May's resignation and the election of a new prime minister, the deal or no deal Brexit options, and the EU Summit.

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The Challenging Climate for the H-1B Program
June 13, 2019

USCIS is currently being sued in two separate cases over their Notice of Intent to Revoke (NOIR) process and policy. USCIS may revoke a petition if the terms of employment and the original petition differ, in cases of fraud, misrepresentation, or inaccurate information, in cases ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About the New Social Media Account Sharing Requirement for U.S. Visa Applicants
June 7, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we talk about the recently announced requirement for applicants seeking a U.S. visa: sharing your social media account information for all platforms used over the past five years. How will this data be used? What is the government looking ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About the Unified Regulatory Agenda
May 31, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds Podcast, we're joined by EIG attorneys Storm Estep and Ryan Knight to discuss the recently released Unified Regulatory Agenda and the most significant items related to immigration. Our attorneys break down each item and say whether they "love it, hate ...

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Immigration Nerds Discuss President Trump's Proposed Immigration Program, and Merit vs. Family Based Systems
May 24, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we talk to EIG attorney Ryan Knight about President Trump's newly proposed immigration program, and the possibility and impact of an immigration system based on merit or one based on family connections.

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President Trump Unveils New Immigration Program, Build America Visa
May 17, 2019

In an announcement Thursday, May 16, President Trump said the plan would create "a fair, modern, and lawful system of immigration for the United States." Scant on policy details and process, and met with criticism from Democrats and Republicans, the new immigration plan shifts the ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About the Traveler's Checklist in Advance of Summer
May 17, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we sit down with EIG attorneys Meena Rafie, Jeff DeCruz, and Storm Estep to what foreign nationals show know before traveling internationally. With guidance on visa stamping, the consular process, change of status, as well as a few pointers ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About Visa Overstays
May 3, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we sit down with EIG attorney Krystal Kirst to talk about the administration's recent increased focus on foreign nationals who overstay the length of their visa. Krystal outlines the recent memos, what's different, and what the impacts may be ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About the Options if You Don't Make the H-1B Lottery
April 26, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we talk to EIG attorney Krystal Kirst about the alternative options for those who did not make this year's H-1B lottery. Krystal also explains how immigration counsel has adapted to recent policy regulations.

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Rob Chestnut | Airbnb’s Global Commitment to Culture, Integrity and Inclusion Part 2
April 19, 2019

Our conversation with Rob Chestnut, Airbnb's general counsel, continues. This week, we talk about Airbnb's global commitment to culture, integrity, and inclusion.

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Rob Chestnut, Airbnb | A Throwback to the early days of EIG
April 11, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast we throwback for a "fireside chat" between Rob Chestnut, Airbnb's general counsel and Erickson Immigration Group's first referral, and Jerry Erickson, EIG's President and Founder. Listen in to a conversation between old friends and colleagues as they talk about the ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About Brexit and Football
April 4, 2019

Whether the "Yays" or the "Nays" have it, the ongoing Brexit conversation, and the outcome, may impact more than 70% of international players in the world's most dominant league, the Premier League. EIG global attorney Salman Cheema and managing director Justin Parsons (and football fans!) talk ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About 2020 CAP Season
March 29, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we talk to Alejandra Zapatero, Erickson Immigration Group's Director of Client Relations. As CAP Season nears its end, we discuss the most recent USCIS updates for the 2020 CAP season, including the reinstated premium processing option and details on the ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk with Professor Janelle Wong About Asian American Immigration
March 21, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we talk to University of Maryland American History Professor Janelle Wong about immigration and her new book, "Immigrants, Evangelicals, and Politics in an Era of Demographic Change." Professor Wong walks through the Asian American immigration journey and explains how ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk with Sirine Shebaya of the Organization Muslim Advocates about the "Muslim Ban"
March 14, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we talk to civil rights attorney and interim legal director of Muslim Advocates Sirine Shebaya. Sirine discussed their work related to Executive Order 13769, the Muslim Travel Ban, family separation at the border, and the experiences and rights of detainees. ...

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Immigration Compliance: A Tech Mobility Leadership Panel
March 8, 2019

In this week's podcast, we bring you the panel discussion EIG hosted with Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) on government affairs and policy positions and goals for the tech-sector, as well as immigration compliance issues in the wake of increased enforcement. Our panelists included tech industry ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About Citizenship with Professor Robinson Woodward-Burns
February 28, 2019

“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness….” These words reach ears with an aura of romanticism; they appeal to the ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk to Professor Ron Hira in an H-1B Debate
February 22, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we talk to Ron Hira, a Howard University professor and co-author of “Reforming US High Skilled Guestworker Program” which was published in the Atlantic Council. Erickson Immigration Group attorneys Justin Parsons and Hiba Anver discuss the H-1B program with ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk with XXL about Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage and Deportation
February 14, 2019

Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was apprehended by ICE earlier this month for overstaying his visa. Although he was released on bond this Wednesday, his permanent stay in America still lies in jeopardy potentially leaving behind his 3 American-born children, millions of dollars of revenue and ...

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Immigration Nerds are Celebrating the Lunar New Year
February 7, 2019

As part of our Lunar New Year Celebration, Erickson Immigration Group attorneys Stephanie Tan and Dora Wang join us to talk tradition in this week's podcast. We'll explore the history and centuries-old lore behind the New Year as well as Stephanie and Dora’s family traditions ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk about the end of the Shutdown. What's Next?
January 31, 2019

In this week's edition of the Immigration Nerds podcast, EIG attorney Liesolot Whitbeck sheds light on the specifics of the temporary reopening of the government agencies impacted by the shutdown and what that will mean for immigration services moving forward. This is a short and ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About the Immigration Story, Featuring NPR’s Betto Arcos, Part 2
January 25, 2019

Listen to the second part of our conversation with Betto Acros in this week's Immigration Nerds podcast two-part series. Enjoy the international journey Arcos relives through his words, memories, and music.

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Immigration Nerds Talk About the Immigration Story, Featuring NPR's Betto Arcos, Part 1
January 25, 2019

In this week's two-part Immigration Nerds podcast, Betto Arcos shares his immigration story—humble beginnings in Veracruz, Mexico, a career in journalism and music that would take him around the world, an enduring work ethic, undying faith in himself, and a little bit of luck—in pursuit of his version ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About Asylum Law and the Government Shutdown's Affect on Detention Centers
January 18, 2019

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, Cair Coalition Litigation Director Claudia Cubas joins us to discuss the court cases that are currently moving the needle in asylum law. At a time when the U.S. is tightening restrictions on the admittance of asylum seekers, Claudia and her team continue ...